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VOLTJE MLXXX.-NO. 135.
MAJOR KcKNLEY
SUNOS FOR ALL
So Men of Every Trade
Are Yet Journey iDg
to Canton.
And Showing Their Determina
tion to Preserve the
Nation's Honor.
PEKNSYLVANIANS AS VISITORS
Two D- legations of Wage-Earners
Join the Popular Pilgrimage to
the Shrine of Prosperity.
CANTON, Ohio, Oct. 12.— Major Mc-
Kinley to-day expressed himself as being
in the very best of health and spirits and
in every way well prepared for another
week of hard work incident upon the re
ception of many visiting" delegations, of
which thirty are expected during the
week.and they will come from a dozen
different States. There are two delega
tions scheduled for to-day. Both were
from Pennsylvania, and represented the
miners of the Monongahela Valley and
the workinginen of Roscoe, Pa. During
the morning Major McKinley was ad
vised that these deleeations iiad been
consolidated and would not arrive in
Canton until the afternoon.
Major McKinley is in receipt of many
congratulations upon his address to the
ex-Confederate veterans on Friday last.
The following telegram was received this
morning:
NEW YORK, N. V., Oct. 12.— Hon. Major
McKinley, Canton: The members of the Union
Veterans' Patriotic League iv all parts of the
country enthusiastically approve your ad
dress to the Confederate veterans of the Shen
andoah Valley. L. Edwin Dudley,
National Secretary U. V. P. L.
The Pennsylvania visitors, to the num
ber of 600, arrived on a special train at 1
o'clocK. They came from the following
towns in the "Fourth Pool," Monongahela
Valley: Charleroi, Belle Vernon, Fayette
City, Roscoe, Coal Center, California and
Brownsville. Many ladies accompanied
the excursionists. The rain, which had
been falling more or less heavily at inter
vals during the morning, came down very
hard just as the Pennsylvanians arrived.
All outdoor demonstrations were there
fore abandoned, and the visitors were
escorted to the Tabernacle. A colored
ciub had just begun to sing some cam
paign selections when Major McKinley
entered the hall. Instantly every man in
ihe audience was on his feet and cheeriae
at tfre top of his voice.
Major McKinley had never been greeted
with a more emphatic welcome than that
of the miners ana others of the Mononga
hela Valley. George V. Lawrence, who
has represented the district whence
came this enthusiastic delegation for sev
eral years in Congress, acted as spokes
man. Mr. Lawrence is over 80 years oid,
and is a personal friend of Major McKin
ley. In his remarks he said the delega
tion represented the miners, mcci anics,
laborers and men of all classes in the
counties of Washington, Westmoreland
and Fayette.
When the speaker referred to Major Mc-
Kinley as the next President of the United
States there was a great outburst of ap
plause. "The laboring men in particular
in our district are your best friends," said
Mr. Lawrence. "Th«»y have seen the
splendid prosperity which you strug
gled so long and hard to build up only to
RT. REV. JOHN J. KEANE, Who Resigned the Rectorship of the
Catholic University of America at the Request of Pope Leo*
The San Francisco Call
j be destroyed by the infliction of free-
I trade principles of the Democratic party.
The laboring classes have hopes in you
and believe that your election will restore
that prosperity to them."
The ex-Congressman then presented
Major McKinley with a cold-mounted
| can • made from the wood of a door of the
house in which James G. Blame wa< born.
Trie cane was the rift of the Republican
Club of Fayette City. Another cane,
made of glass, the gift of the glass
workers of Belle Vernon, was also pre
sented to the candidate. In responding
to the address of Mr. Lawrence, Major
McKinley said:
It gives me sincere pleasure to meet at my
home citizens of Fayette, Washington and
Westmoreland counties, Pennsylvania, and
make acknowledgment of their friendly visit.
It has been a source of peculiar pleasure to me
to meet mv old friend and colleague in the
National House of Representatives, your ven
erable spokesman, Mr. Lawrence. I always
found him voting for right things and for the
supremacy of the Republican principles and
their embodiment into public law. Western
Pennsylvania is filled with many proud and
historic memories. It registers the birthplace
of that splendid parliamentarian and (rifted
SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 13, 1896.
JL BAD SNARL.
statesmsr and great Secretary of State, James
G. Blalne. [Great cheering.]
It is very gratifying to me to receive at the
hanrta of the Fayetle Club this beautiful cane,
made from the wood of Mr Blame's home in
which he was born, in Brownsville, and I as
sure you that it shall always be preserved and
kept in my family as a precious souvenir.
[Cheers.] You are fortunate, too, in having at
one time among your citizens of Fayette
County that illustrious financier, Albert Gal
latin, who became the first Secretary of the
Treasury nnder Thomas Jefferson in 1801, and
who filled that great office for twelve years,
and is known in the history of our country as
one of the greatest Secretaries we ever had,
ranking with Hamilton. [Great applause.]
He was a member ot your Legislature
from Fayette County, a member of the
National House of Representatives from
Western Pennsylvania, ior a brief period in
the Senate of the United States and then elect
ed to fill the office of Secretary of the
Treasury. It is said that the first resolution
he introduced as Congressman in the National
House was a resolution inquiring about the
condition of the treasury— a resolution that is
not needed now. [Great laughter and ap
plause.] He was distinguished for having al
ways insisted that the revenues of the Gov
ernment should be equal at all times to the
public expenditures; and one of the greatest
monuments he left Is that during his admin
istration as Secretary of the Treasury he re
duced the National debt from $86,000,000 in
1802 to about $45,000,000 in 1812. It was
his proud boast, when he made bis report to
Congress, that this wonderful reduction of
the National debt had go no on without resort
ing to internal taxation, either direct or indi
rect. But this vast sum of money was pro
vided for by duties upon imports. [Cheering.]
After speaking at some length on the
tariff Major MeKinley continued:
There is just as much money in this country
to-day as there -was from 1870 to 1890 and
more. But what is the trouble? [Cries of "No
worK, no work."] Yes, no work. It is work
that puts money into circulation. Money does i
not want to be idle any more than labor wants
to be idle. The man who has money wants
that money to be earning something and the
only reason he does not put it out now is
because he Is afraid he will never get it back,
or get it back in a depreciated currency. And
when he does not put It out and it does not
circu: ate then there is no work. [Applause.]
When you have idle men and idle money dis
tress and suffering prevail.
Now I do not know what yon think about
it, but I think you cannot have money too
good. [Applause.] Wnen a miner has per
formed a week's work— l do not know how long
it has bpeu since he has performed a full
week's work— when the miner in the mines
and the glassblower in the glass works and the
worklngman In any occupation has performed
his week's work and has his week's pay, that
week's pay represents the value of his labor
for six days, does it not? Well, don't he want
the money he receives to be the best in the
world? Does he not want that money to have
as much purchasing power as any money any
where? Answer when you have received dol
lars worth 100 cents in purchasing power you
want to know that they will not lose, but keep
that 100 cents' worth of purchasing power.
[Tremendous cheering.] That is the kind of
money we have now, and that is the kind of
money we propose to continue to have.
I believe, my fellow-citizens, that with this
returning confidence— and confidence is half
the capital of the world— money will come out
from its hiding place, be Invested in enter
prises all over the country and put all Idle
men to work [applause], and so believing, I
stand for that policy which will most surely
restore confidence. Now, having said that
much, I desire to thank the glassworkers for
their gift, which I highly value— for anything
that comes from the hands of labor is always
cherished by me. [Tremendous applause.]
There is nothing, in all this contest, that has
given me so much satisfaction and encourage
ment as to feel that I have the worklngmen
standing for the cause I represent. I thank
you all for this call and wish you a pleasant
visit here in Canton and a safe return to your
homes. [Great applause.]
Hanged at Jlnrlancli.
PINEVILLB, Ky., Oct. 12. — Bnffard
Overton, the young man convicted of
murdering a peddler and bis wife, was
hanged this afternoon at Harianch.
MAY SOON FILL
THE RECTORSHIP
Directors to Submit Three
Names to the Propa
ganda at Rome.
Father Yorke Is Mentioned as
a Probable Successor to
Bishop Keane.
LEO ACTED INDEPENDENTLY.
Bat Before Making a Change at the
Catholic University He Heard
From Satolli.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Oct. 12.— The
meeting of the board of directors of the
Catholic University of America to select
three names from which t >c Propaganda
at Rome will choose a rector to succeed
Bishop Keane as head of the university
will not bd held until Wednesday of next
week, but rumor is already busy with
various names. From Europe comes the
announcement that Bishop Spalding of
Peoria, 111., is to succeed Bishop Keane,
while from San Francisco, where Bishop
Keane arrived last night, is telegraphed
the suggestion of the Rev. Peter C. Yorke.
It is said that the directors may leave the
whole matter to the action of the Arch
bishops who will meet here at the same
time. In either caae, however, the an
nouncement of the name of a rector prior
to this meetinc would be premature.
REV. PETER C YORKE of San Francisco, Who May Succeed Bishop
Keane as Rector of the Catholic University at Washington.
r In deposing Bishop Keane the Pope ap.
! peara to have acted independently. It is
probable that none of the directors, not
even Cardinal Gibbons, knew of his pur
pose before the arrival of his letter in
this country. The tone of his communi
cation is proof that it was not his purpose
to humiliate the late rector, and the un
fortunate publicity which brought about
that result is believed to have been the
work of some enemy of Bishop Keane,
wno risked injury to the church to gratify
his personal feelings.
The usuai procedure for deciding such
questions as the election of the rector of a
Catholic university is well established.
The Pope appoints a committee of his ad
visors, cardinals and others. It is known
as a congregation. To this committee the
matter is referred. They take up the con
sideration of it, bold lengthy, meetings if
necessary and decide points of difference
by vote. The whole proceeding is put on
record by the secretary of the committee.
A brief of the discussions, together with
the results, is made. Upon an appointed
day tins is submitted to the Pope by the
secretary. After the consideration, as be
considers proper, the Pope briefly ap
proves or rejects the conclusion of the
committee. This was practically the
course taken at the establishment of the
constitution ot the university and the elec
tion of Bishop Keane as rector. The con
gregation was then made up wholly of
cardinals. The action of the directors at
that time was to name Bishop Keane as
the man whom they wished to have placed
at the head and to send him with a letter
to the Pope ex pi easing their views.
That Pope Leo intends to give full con
sideration to the wishes of the directors
and that they will discuss the rectorship
iuily is shown by the following authorized
statement from Cardinal Gibbons:
"Far from there beinc; any disagree
ment or antagonism or want of harmony
among the members of the board of direc
tors of the university, there is a full and
perfect unanamity of sentiment and pur
pose in all that regards the direction and
government, the development and progress
of the institution. In their next meeting
there will be only one object and aim,
and that will be to select a worthy suc
cessor to Bishop Keane, who will labor to
secure the best interests of the univer
sity."
-A prominent Washington Catholic said
to The Call correspondent to-day:
"I don't think either Bishop Keane's
position in the school question or any
race rivalry was responsible for the Pope's
action. It was solely due to Cardinal
Satolli's influence."
"Do you think it was any part of the
Cardinal's supposed effort to have him
self succeed Pope Leo?"
"Oh.no; not at all. But he made up
bis mind some time ago that Bishop
Keane was not a fit man for the place.
What he based his opinions on I do not
know. lam sure it was not a matter of
personal feeling. But I was told nearly a
year ago that the Cardinal had said to my
informant that Bishop Keane should not
remain at the head of the school. The
Cardinal's close personal relations with
the Pope would make his opinion suf
ficient to decide the matter. It is proba
ble, however, that the matter has been
discussed at Rome several times in the
past year, and there has been considerable
correspondence between Cardinal Satolli
and the Pope in regard to it.
"The purpose undoubf dly was to effect
the change quietly and for Bishop Keane
to make a change of duty entirely to his
liking. I know personally that he is in
poor health, and he said publicly several
months ago that he desired to retire and
have a rest. The suggestion that Mgr.
Schroeder had any part in bringing about
the change is without foundation. The
Pope would no more listen to him on that
subject than he would listen to me."
BREAKERS MOUNTAIN HIGH.
They Sweep Over Seaside Resorts Caus
ing Great ftuin.
NEW YORK, N. V., Oct. 12,— The West
Indian hurricane which arrived here yes
terday is to-day blowing off the coast,
making the water boil and driving the
breakers mountain high upon the coast.
Its center this morning was about 700
miles off the coast at this point. This city
and adjacent coast lines on the outskirts
have not felt the full force of the hurri
cane. Little damage has been done in
this vicinity.
Reports- from the Long Island coast re-
CHARLES ABIGER, Whom a Coroner's Jury Exonerated Fjpto A
Suspicion of Foul Play in Connection With Count yon
Ballestrem's Death*
ceived this afternoon say the storm has
increased in fury and that much damage
is being done. At 2:30 this morning a
monster wave struck Seidl's concert hall
at Brighton and tore away two-thirds of
the struciure. There is little hope that
the remainder can be saved.
The Brighton racetrack stables are
flooded and the horses have been removed.
Rough estimates place the financial loss
along the Coney Island beach at $200,000.
A large number of temuorary structures
along the water front were destroyed. The
boulevard was flooded as far as Neptune
avenue.
The Ocean Hotel, west of the Brighton
Beach Hotel, was surrounded by water
and the portico inundated. The founda
tion was injured, and for a time it seemed
that the building would be destroyed.
Wilbourg's Hotel, Van Wert's fish res
taurant, a pavilion in front of Palmer's
bathing-house, Johnson's photograph gal
lery, the front of Louis Stauch's bathing
pavilion, Welsh's bathing-nouse, Tilyou's
bicycle track and Coffey's Brighton plaza
were all damaged or totally destroyed.
Rankin's ice slide, which was damaged by
the storm of a month ago, suffered again
and is now a complete wreck.
The hotel at Hog Island was surrounded
by the sea at one time this morning. Hog
Island is covered with water and th« ocean
is running to the main shore at Far'Rock
away. Hotels are three feet under water
and a number of families have been
obliged to vacate.
PRlcf: FIVE CENTS.
"WE EXONERATE
CHARLES ABIGER"
Coroner's Jury Decides Yon
Ballestrem's Death Was
Accidental.
Its Belief Not Shaken by the Con
flicting Statements of the
Artist.
STRANGE CAREER OF THE COUNT
Once Prospered in San Francisco as a
Bootblack and House White
washer.
MONTEREY, Cal., Oct. 12.— The kill,
ing of Count Wolfgang yon Ballestrem by
Charles Abiger brings forcibly to mind an
article in The Call only a week ago re
garding the superstitious belief of the
old Indian families in the neighborhood
of Point Lobos Park that any one who
ventures near the point during the "hoo
doo" period will meet with some mis
chance. This is the "hoodoo" season ac«
cording to the prophets of the tribe, and
already two men have been killed at Point
Lobos — one accidentally shot while hunt
ing and the other killed by his boon com
panion.
The mystery surrounding the death of
Count yon Ballestrem was not entirely
cleared by the Coroner's inquest to-day.
While the jury exonerated Charles Abiger
of design in killing his friend the testi*
mony given by Abiger and others is so
conflicting — especially the statements
made by Abiger yesterday in jail and that
given by him to-day before the Coroner — I
that the case may not end with this jury's j
verdict. On the stand Abiger said in sub*
stance:
"I have known Count Ballestrem about
four or five years. We met accidentally
in San Francisco. He went back to the ,
old country during that time, but when
he -returned to the United States we met
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